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Upcoming Houston Food Events: Sip Zero-Proof Cocktails at a Charitable Sober Happy Hour

93 Til's gorgeous zero-proof cocktails will be on display at the Club Soda No Twist happy hour.
93 Til's gorgeous zero-proof cocktails will be on display at the Club Soda No Twist happy hour. Photo by Avery Padilla
Mark your calendars, because you don’t want to miss these deliciously fun culinary happenings:

The highly anticipated Squash Blossom Menu is back at Hugo’s, 1600 Westheimer, available daily at lunch and dinner for the season. The delicate blooms are featured dishes such as squash blossom soup, stuffed quesadillas and enchiladas, and shrimp tostadas.

On Monday, June 27 from 5 to 9 p.m., Houston Recovery Center and Davis Holdings are teaming up to host the Club Soda No Twist fundraising event at 1500 McGowen (also home to the Houston Press office), raising money to provide compassionate care to underserved individuals affected by substance use. The sober happy hour will feature a non-alcoholic beverage competition, light bites, art show, live music and a silent auction, with food provided by chef Thomas Stacy of ReikiNa, Sasha Grumman of "Top Chef" Season 18, KicPops, Cowboys and Indians Tex-In Kitchen, Rustika Cafe, Keisha Griggs of Bocage Catering, Trendy Dumpling, My Fit Foods, Chick-Fil-A and more.

Zero-proof drinks will be served by 93’ Til, Grand Prize Bar, Lindsay Rae Burleson of Two Headed Dog, Winnie’s Tina Marie, Uli’s Kitchen, Canary Cafe and more. Tickets are a $20 donation online or at the door, and guests will receive a ticket to the event, complimentary bites, non-alcoholic beverages and a raffle ticket. All ticket proceeds and donations will go directly to the Houston Recovery Center.

Brennan’s of Houston, 3300 Smith, is hosting a A Spirited Dinner featuring Glenfiddich Distillery and brand ambassador Kevin Canchola on Tuesday, June 28 beginning with a reception at 6:30 p.m. Guests can learn about the Glenfiddich Distillery while enjoying a three-course meal paired with the award-winning single malt whiskies, with dishes including Quail Beignet, Texas-Creole Surf & Turf and Peach Galette. Tickets are $175 per person.

The annual national James Beard Foundation’s Taste America culinary series is coming to Houston, taking place at Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards, on Wednesday, June 29 beginning at 6 p.m. The event celebrates the chefs and local independent restaurants at the heart of our communities, with proceeds benefiting James Beard Foundation programs, including the Open for Good campaign; and the Houston tasting event will feature food stations from Houston’s own Michelle Wallace of Gatlin’s BBQ, Christine Ha and Tony Nguyen (Xing Cháo), Dawn Burrell (Late August), Evelyn Garcia & Henry Lu (KIN), Rebecca Masson (Fluff Bake Bar), Ruben Ortega (Xochi) and Kaitlin Steets (Theodore Rex), plus more. Tickets are $175 (general) and $225 (premier).

d’Alba Craft Kitchen and Cocktails, 3715 Alba, has teamed up with Sky High for Kids to support the nonprofit’s endeavors to end childhood cancer. On the first Saturday of every month, d’Alba guests can mix and mingle while enjoying a Bloody Mary and Mimosa bar. Wristbands are $35 and 100 percent of the wristband sales go toward supporting Sky High for Kids’ mission. The next event will take place on Saturday, July 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Monkey’s Tail, 5802 Fulton, turns three on Sunday, July 3, and its celebrating with an all-day golden birthday party from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Brunch runs till 3 p.m. and there will be a dog fashion show and costume contest from noon to 1:30 p.m. Other fun activities include Loteria starting at 6 p.m., a churro stand, mariachis and a DJ. 
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Brooke Viggiano is a contributing writer who is always looking to share Houston's coolest and tastiest happenings with the Houston Press readers.
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